Skip to comments.Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each (Really?)
Posted on 10/15/2011 5:31:09 AM PDT by LUV W
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nations 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/14/rep-jesse-jackson-calls-on-government-to-hire-all-unemployed-americans-for/#ixzz1aqvMhOjt
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to do what? Don’t we have illegal immigrants who are the backbone of our economy...doing jobs American won’t do?
LIke Communist father Jesse Jackson, Sr,, like Communist son, Jesse Jacskon, Jr.!!! About as dumb as any human being can become!!! These two folks are certainly not the sharpest knives in the drawer!!!
You give that idiot WAY too much credit!
JJJ would have to get a whole lot smarter just to reach Moron level.
Fox displays a photo of Jackson along with Steny Hoyer and Mike Pence from April giving the impression that they are part of this outrageous scheme.
My name is Jesse Jackson Jr. and I'm dumber than a bucket of rocks!
Being a TEA party, racist and bigot, please make sure that none of our $ 80,000 comes from any po', black folk.
And I hope the president begins to continue to exercise extraordinary constitutional means based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past.
What a deal! How about you lend me $100 and I give you back $20. What a boon to you-now you're rich.
And it will really boost the economy if I take the remaining $80 and spend it on stuff. Of course, that means that you don't have the $80 to spend on stuff anymore. Oops.
Where’s my Budweiser franchise ?
With 15 million new (unionized for sure) employees, now obama, holder, hoffa, and soros could have all of these people occupy every park in the country!
I think it’s a great idea
Will he face a primary because of the Illinois redistricting..supposedly bhe’s put in with an even further left Dem congresscritter. That may explain this lunacy..
Just when you thought libs couldn’t get any stupider......another day dawns........and they do. Unfreakinbelievable.
Clear proof that his father ate too much acid in the 60’s. Messes with your DNA.
Add up food stamps, welfare, and public housing....and you’re about there. But, when Bush suggested people work for welfare, the SHTF.
Most people can never wrap their heads around the "hundreds of billions" and "trillions" that the government tosses around... Now they can see that the last Obama stimulus, at $800 billion, did almost nothing. It COULD HAVE handed $40k to 15 million individuals directly. Instead it went to... mostly nothing that affected their lives in any positive way. (It sure helped out plenty of Obama buddies, though... just not 15 million of 'em.)
Saw a segment on one of the network news shows last night. About cities and how they have cut back and how much $$ they have saved. One city cut out adding fluoride in their water and the next shot was an interview with a black mother saying - well if they is going to cut out fluoride then they should be offering us some kind of dental plan. INBELIEVABLE!!!
Trash me if you want, but then you have to defend the biggest ripoffs of the American taxpayer in history.
Little did I know that JJJr would take this seriously. So to you, JJJr, I say you should have thought of this on your own, BEFORE that $800 million was wasted. Too late, you can't have it! And calling for Obama to violate the constitution directly violates your congressional oath... Not that oaths or the constitution would ever matter to you, JJJr. The acorn never falls far from the tree, and JJJr learned his corruption for one of the most corrupt race baiting, shakedown artists this country has ever known... His father!
The Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree
Reminds me of listening to Rush post-Katrina. There was a video filmed from a helicopter of a black man on top of a bridge that was submerged. The part he was on was the only part above water. Rush said something to the effect that this was the result of welfare. You do not know how to take care of yourself. This recipient was used to people taking care of him- welfare, foodstamps, Section 8, Medicaid, etc.,... and expected someone to save him as he was unable think to do it for himself as he never had to before.
His idea is, of course, absurd. But not much more absurd than what Obama did with his stimulus.
As of Sept 2001, there were 14,000,000 (14 million) people unemployed according to official US gov statistics.
We all know that the actual number is much higher, but let’s
run with those numbers anyhow.
Ellison says give everybody a job = $40,000/year. Basically, give unemployed people this amount of money.
40,000 x 20,000,000 (20 million people/ 6 million more
than official stats) =
800,000,000,000 (800 billion)
Obama’s stimulus ~850,000,000,000
Ellison plan would have saved USG ~50,000,000,000
So Ellison’s plan would have saved the US Taxpayer 50 billion dollars + whatever share of unemployment the federal govern paid these individuals over 1 year.
< SARC > So, compared to Obama, Ellison is a real
deficit hawk < /SARC > LOL....
My point is that JJJ's plan, which sounds crazy, is small potatoes compared to what the government has already done.
Also, under Ellison’s suggestion, the 800 billion spent would not have been funneled through friends of Obama (You know Unions and fake Green companies, etc.) and this money then would not have come back to him in the form of laundered campaign contributions. So, it would have been better to give people the money directly for those reasons alone.
Is the 40k $ a ‘total package’ price (SS+Medicare+Workmen’s Comp +Underemployment Ins+...).?
If so that would be in minimum wage territory.
If we deduct admin cost the wage rate is near ZERO.
It’s interesting that the 40k per year number is equal to the $20 per hour number ($20 x 2,000 hours per year) that the OWS crowd wants. It’s like it is one of the left’s talking points.
Nothing!...'cept make more babies. Like they get paid to do now!
I never said that Ellison was a generous nor thoughtful employer. But, you discount the effect of getting 40,000 up front all at once.
You could have one heck of a weekend spending spree on that...hd TVs, iphones, computers, and lots of take out.
Or you could have banked it or put in gold/silver last year and doubled your money.../SARC
I have never understood a single sentence uttered by this fool’s father. He sounds like a mouth full of grits and greens. Sort of like a negro Don Corleone.
It doesn’t get any more Marxist. Having observed that, however, his “plan” is infinitely better than waht they are doing now...taking the 800 billion and dumping it into crony coffers to be used to keep themselvres in power in the next election.
I agree. It would be better to give every unemployed American $40k than it would to let Obama use it for a gangsta slush fund.
LOL....I looked at the picture and thought Keith Ellison...sorry got Michael Jackson’s son confused with him...oh wait, I messed that one up too....
Yes, but if you and I had a week’s warning about a direct hit with the mother of all hurricanes headed for a city below sea level, I know I would have the sense to load up our animals and everything we could carry and skedaddle. Hope you would do the same.
Many waited for someone to save them instead of saving themselves.
Hey, it’s probably more efficient, more fair, and less corrupt than Obama’s “jobs bills”.
(Not of course that that’s sayin’ much.)
One delusional useless idiot....and closet bigot. =.=
The little nut doesn't fall...
..... too far from the older nutcase!
Of course private business people would not be eligible for any of this funding. They are the source, through taxation, of all the money the gov spends. When you consider the impact of these hundreds of billions on a economy of 12 trillion it is less than a drop in a very large bucket. The only way the gov can support its underclass is by nationalizing all industry and corporate business.
Russia went bankrupt over such practices. China is relinquishing its grasp on business. Wherever the scheme has been tried it has failed. Of course we are the biggest and the best. It is bound to work here.
Hire them to do what? Would they be required to actually show up in order to get paid? What would the penalty be, for example, if they were chronically absent from work? What if they under-performed? Would there even be performance reviews on a quarterly/annual basis, or would these be no-show or idle-time type “jobs”?
Other posters have already mentioned, some welfare recipients would opt out and keep their current deal, because an income of $40K would be a cut for them. Would there be an option for them to do this, or would the current welfare be replaced by this new hire-every-unemployed-citizen plan?
I’d actually like to hear more from Mr Jackson Jr about his “everybody rides” proposal and vision.
Ideally, he could also have his Dad appear with him, to convert the proposal into catchy rhymes, which would more likely be understood by the potential “hires”.
As soon as the check clears the bank and the money is in his account we get words of wisdom from the worlds biggest moron.